In Baltimore County
Council expected to accept donation to preserve farm
TOWSON -- The County Council is expected to accept a donation tonight that would permanently preserve a 141-acre corn and soybean farm in Sparks.
The Hudson family is donating the commercial and residential development rights for the family's farm at 15225 Tanyard Road. The donation is valued at $399,735.
County officials will allow the family to continue farming the land, and have agreed to let the Hudsons subdivide four building lots for family residences.
Campfield schoolchildren give $500 to Hopkins center
RANDALLSTOWN -- Children at the Campfield Early Childhood Learning and Development Center have raised $500 to donate to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
The children -- ages 5 and younger -- donated 12,500 quarters as part of their school's "Ice Cream Scoops" fund-raiser.
Children purchased paper scoops with their quarters and stuck them in paper cones posted in the hall. The class with the most scoops won an ice cream party, although all children received treats.
Senior volunteers sought to do clerical work for court
TOWSON -- The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, sponsored by the county Department of Aging, is recruiting volunteers 55 years old or older for clerical work in U.S. District Court.
Opportunities are available to work in the court clerk's office or as an information and intake clerk, screening and directing calls to court personnel.
Information: Bernadette Hanlon, 410-887-2059.
In Baltimore City
McKim Community meeting to discuss proposed mural
A meeting is planned for 7 p.m. today at the McKim Community building at Aisquith and East Fayette streets to discuss a mural proposed on the side of the Associated Black Charities building at 1114 Cathedral St.
Police identify body discovered in garden
The body of a man found Thursday in an abandoned East Baltimore garden has been identified as Johnny Brown, 28, of the 1100 block of N. Milton Ave., police said yesterday.
Police said said Brown, who had been stabbed, had been dead for about 24 hours before a passer-by discovered the body in a weed-covered garden in the 1700 block of Ellsworth St. near East Preston Street shortly after 5 a.m.
Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman, said no arrest had been made and a motive for the slaying was not known.